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Wins for the Junior Girls at Wallingford Regatta

Wallingford is split into two divisions morning and afternoon with winners and fastest losers from heats progressing to six or eight boat finals. Across the two divisions the Henley girls picked up four wins and two silvers.

In the morning success came for the girls in Schools Eights where the crew of Gwennie Hunter, Lilya Wild, Emma Eltze, Chloe Hughes, Emily Simmons, Tabitha Hall, Freya Weiser,  Abigail Smith, Cox Ella Dickson won their heat to qualify for the final where they finished 5 secs clear of Hinksey Sculling Schools and 6 secs ahead of St Edwards School.

This was followed by a win for the J15 girls Ella Butler, Sophie Floyd, Emma Floyd, Grace Haldane, Agnes Chapman, Amy Scott, Daisy Millard, Lauren Pollard, Cox Emily Schutz who won their heat and in the final had clear water ahead of Wimbledon High School and third placed Sir William Perkins’s School.

In the afternoon the J16s made it a full house of Junior girls eight wins by winning J16 eights Evelyn Meeks, Jemima Painter, Charlotte Tong, Molly Hall, Lucy Green, Lilian Graham, Martha Dickson, Jemima Butterworth, cox Elise Pindoria   finished second in their heart behind Wallingford but in time quick enough to qualify for the final. In the final they led from the start and finished clear of Wallingford and Latymer Upper school. For the afternoon the girls from the mornings eight split into two coxless fours (Emily Simmons, Abigail Smith, Lilya Wild, Tabitha Hall and Emma Eltze, Freya Weiser, Chloe Hughes, Gwennie Hunter) both crews won their heats with clear water. In the final the B crew led from the start with the A crew third to St Georges College going into the last 750 but from here they moved through to give Henley 1st and 2nd.

In Girls coxed fours Sophie Eltze, Daisy Janes, Sophia Spanswick. Freya Smith, Cox Florence French won their heat but in the final had to settle for second place behind Wallingford RC.


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